Ten Years After 50th Anniversary 10-CD Box Due

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To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Ten Years After’s eponymous debut release in 1967, Chrysalis Records a 10-CD boxed set, 1967-1974. This limited-edition set includes a CD of previously unreleased material. The set gathers, for the first time, albums from both the Chrysalis and Deram periods of the band’s recorded output.

This box, limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, contains LPs that have been remastered from the original ¼-inch production master tapes along with a bonus disc titled “The Cap Ferrat Sessions,” which consists of previously unreleased recordings from 1972, newly mixed by producer Chris Kimsey.

Pre-order the boxed set here.

The package comes in a luxury hardback format with slipcase and an accompanying book that includes a newly commissioned, in-depth 10,000 word sleeve notes written by journalist Chris Welch. The notes chart the band’s progress from their early beginnings in Nottingham through appearances at the Woodstock and the Isle of Wight festivals, up to their eventual split in 1974. There are extensive interviews with the remaining band members plus members of Alvin Lee’s family, and additional recording notes by Chris Kimsey.

In addition to guitarist Alvin Lee, the classic lineup included Leo Lyons, Chick Churchill and Ric Lee.

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According to a press release, “The Cap Ferrat Sessions” came “as a result of a discovery by Alvin Lee’s wife, who found a box of recordings deep in the vaults of the studio in their house they shared in Spain. They originate from the Rock N Roll Music to the World album sessions, which were recorded at a seaside villa in Cap Ferrat, South of France, and Olympic Studios in London. Chrysalis Records turned to world renowned producer Chris Kimsey (whose credits include the Rolling Stones, Bad Company, and Peter Frampton), who recorded and engineered the original sessions, to mix these tracks for the first time.”

Track Listing

CD1: Ten Years After [Mono, 1967]

I Want To Know
I Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes
Adventures Of A Young Organ
Losing The Dogs
Feel It For Me
Love Until I Die
Don’t Want You, Woman
Help Me

CD2: Undead [Stereo, 1968]

I May Be Wrong, But I Won’t Be Wrong Always
(At The) Woodchopper’s Ball
Spider In My Web
Summertime/Shantung Cabbage
I’m Going Home

CD3: Stonedhenge [Stereo, 1969]

Going To Try
I Can’t Live Without Lydia
Woman Trouble
Hear Me Calling
A Sad Song
Three Blind Mice
No Title
Speed Kills

CD4: Ssssh [Stereo, 1969]

Bad Scene
Two Time Mama
Stoned Woman
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
If You Should Love Me
I Don’t Know That You Don’t Know My Name
The Stomp
I Woke Up This Morning

CD5: Cricklewood Green [Stereo, 1970]

Sugar The Road
Working On The Road
50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain
Year 3,000 Blues
Me And My Baby
Love Like A Man
As The Sun Still Burns Away

CD6: Watt [Stereo, 1970]

I’m Coming On
My Baby Left Me
Think About The Times
I Say Yeah
The Band With No Name
Gonna Run
She Lies In The Morning
Sweet Little Sixteen

CD7: A Space In Time [Stereo, 1971]

One Of These Days
Here They Come
I’d Love To Change The World
Over The Hill
Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘N Roll You
Once There Was A Time
Let The Sky Fall
Hard Monkeys
I’ve Been There Too
Uncle Jam

CD8: Rock & Music To The World [Stereo, 1972]

You Give Me Loving
Convention Prevention
Turned Off T.V. Blues
Standing At The Station
You Can’t Win Them All
Choo Choo Mama
Tomorrow I’ll Be Out Of Town
Rock & Roll Music To The World

CD9: Positive Vibrations [Stereo, 1974]

Nowhere To Run
Positive Vibrations
Stone Me
Without You
Going Back To Birmingham
It’s Getting Harder
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Look Into My Life
Look Me Straight Into The Eyes
I Wanted To Boogie

CD10: The Cap Ferrat Sessions 2017

Look At Yourself
Running Around
There’s Somebody Calling Me
There’s A Feeling
Holy Shit

Recorded in 1972, mixed in 2017

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